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Delaware General AssemblyDelaware RegulationsMonthly Register of RegulationsJanuary 2016

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INSURANCE COMMISSIONER KAREN WELDIN STEWART hereby gives notice of proposed amended Department of Insurance Regulation 602 relating to Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraisers [Formerly Regulation 8]. The docket number for this proposed AMENDED regulation is 2803-2015.
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER KAREN WELDIN STEWART hereby gives notice of proposed Department of Insurance Regulation 1301 relating to Internal Review, Arbitration and Independent Utilization Review of Health Insurance Claims. The docket number for this proposed regulation is 2999.
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INSURANCE COMMISSIONER KAREN WELDIN STEWART hereby gives notice of proposed Department of Insurance Regulation 1313 relating to Arbitration of Health Insurance Disputes Between Carriers and Providers. The docket number for this proposed regulation is 3001.
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INSURANCE COMMISSIONER KAREN WELDIN STEWART hereby gives notice of proposed Department of Insurance Regulation 1315 relating to Arbitration of Health Insurance Disputes Between Individuals and Carriers. The docket number for this proposed regulation is 3001.
The proposed regulation contains provisions related to arbitrations under 18 Del.C. §332, which were previously contained in Regulation 1301 and also contains modifications of some of those provisions. The Delaware Code authority for this proposed regulation is 18 Del.C. §§311 and 332; and 29 Del.C. Ch. 101.
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INSURANCE COMMISSIONER KAREN WELDIN STEWART hereby gives notice of proposed Department of Insurance Regulation 1316 relating to Arbitration of Health Insurance Disputes Between Carriers And Non-Network Providers of Emergency Care Services. The docket number for this proposed regulation is 3002.
The proposed regulation moves the provisions related to arbitrations under 18 Del.C. §§3349 and 3565 from current Regulation 1301 to a stand-alone regulation. The Delaware Code authority for this proposed regulation is 18 Del.C. §§311, 3349, and 3565; and 29 Del.C. Ch. 101.
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The Consumer Protection Unit of the Department of Justice hereby gives notice of proposed Consumer Protection Unit Regulation 104 relating to Privacy Policies For Commercial Online Sites, Services, And Applications.
Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 68, as amended by Senate Amendment Nos. 1, 2, and 3, of the 148th General Assembly requires operators of commercial Internet websites, online or cloud computing services, online applications, or mobile applications to that collect personally identifiable information through the Internet about individual users residing in Delaware who use or visit the operator's commercial internet website, online or cloud computing service, online application, or mobile application to make their privacy policies conspicuously available on their internet website, online or cloud computing service, online application, or mobile application as of January 1, 2016. The applicable legislation is now found in Chapter 12C, Title 6 of the Delaware Code.
The proposed regulation sets forth optional “safe harbor” language that operators may, but are not required to, use in their privacy policies that the Consumer Protection Unit has determined will comply with the disclosure requirements of 6 Del.C. §1205C(b). The proposed regulation also declares that the Consumer Protection Unit will treat privacy policies which comply with the disclosure requirements of the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 22575–22579, as also complying with the requirements of 6 Del.C. §1205C. The proposed regulation does not foreclose operators from using other language and formats of their own choosing to comply with 6 Del.C. §1205C(b). The Delaware Code authority for this proposed regulation is 29 Del.C. §2521.
No additional hearing will be held; the Department will receive written comment through February 1, 2016. Individuals may submit written comments regarding the proposed clarification to 7 DE Admin Code §3542 via e-mail to Lisa.Vest@state.de.us or via the USPS to Lisa Vest, Hearing Officer, DNREC, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901 (302) 739-9042.
The hearing record on the proposed changes to the Regulations Governing the Construction and Use of Wells will be open January 1, 2016. Individuals may submit written comments regarding the proposed changes via e-mail to Lisa.Vest@state.de.us or via the USPS to Lisa Vest, Hearing Officer, DNREC, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901 (302) 739-9042. A public hearing on the proposed amendment will be held on February 1, 2016 beginning at 6:00 PM in the DNREC Auditorium, located at the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
The Delaware Board of Professional Land Surveyors, in accordance with 24 Del.C. §2706(a)(1), has proposed revisions to its rules and regulations. The proposed revisions to the Rules and Regulations are intended to eliminate the continuing education ethics requirement. The Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed rule changes on January 21, 2016 at 8:30 a.m., Second Floor Conference Room A, Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Dover, DE 19904. Written comments should be sent to Flora Peer, Administrator of the Delaware Board of Professional Land Surveyors, Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Dover, DE 19904.
Pursuant to 24 Del.C. §4006(a)(1), the Delaware Council on Real Estate Appraisers has proposed revisions to its rules and regulations. The rules pertaining to continuing education and the AQB criteria are amended to conform to new Appraisal Qualifications Board criteria.
The Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals, pursuant to 24 Del.C. §3006(a)(1), proposes to revise its regulations. The proposed amendments to the regulations seek to clarify and provide more detailed information regarding the use of telehealth services for the provision of Mental Health Counseling, Chemical Dependency Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy.
In 1999 the Delaware Public Service Commission (“PSC”) has promulgated certain regulations pertaining to certification of electric suppliers in 26 Del. Admin. C. §3001, now entitled “Rules for Certification and Regulation of Electric Suppliers (“Supplier Rules”). The PSC has revised the Supplier Rules several times since then.
The Commission encourages the public to submit written comments on or before February 1, 2016, but the last date to submit written comments will be on February 8, 2016.
The PSC will also conduct a public evidentiary hearing on the new proposed regulations on February 23, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at the PSC’ s office at the address set forth above.
You may review PSC Order No. 8830 (December 15, 2015) (the “Order”) and the proposed revised Supplier Rules in the January 2016 issue of the Delaware Register of Regulations. You may also review the Order and the proposed revised Supplier Rules at the PSC’s website located at https://delafile.delaware.gov/ .
If you would like to review documents at the Commission’s offices, please contact Ashley Lyon at ashley.lyon@state.de.us to arrange a time for your review. You may also review copies of these documents at the Wilmington office of the Division of the Public Advocate located at the Carvel State Office Building, 4th Floor, 820 North French Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801 or the Dover office located at 29 S. State Street, Dover, DE 19901. Please call the Wilmington office at (302) 577-5077 or the Dover office at (302) 241-2555 to arrange for a time to review the documents at that location.
If you wish to request copies of documents in this matter, please submit a Freedom of Information Act Request Form. This form may be found at http://sos.delaware.gov/foia_requests.shtml. The Commission will respond to your request in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, 29 Del.C. Ch. 100.
Under Title 17 of the Delaware Code, Sections 131, 132 and 143, as well as 26 Delaware Code Chapters 9, 11, and 13 the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), adopted a Utilities Manual. The Department has now drafted revisions to the Utilities Manual. A description of the proposed changes accompanies this notice.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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